Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs

American
1927
Designed for H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 28 3/8 x 34 1/16 in. (72 x 86.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1953.20

Medium or Technique

Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Preliminary design, background layout (empty of final design’s detail)
“Betsy Ross-Liberty Bell” theme.

Motif depicted: large bell, star field, star shape outlines.

Item is torn.

Provenance

Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale